Black distressed denim is selling out faster than cronuts so here’s how you can create the look with a pair you already have. Major props to vlogger Rachelleea whose youtube channel has an awesome video reference!
What you’ll need:
Used pair of jeans I recommend using a pair you already have or maybe ones you’ve thrifted, just in case you make a mistake or don’t like the way it comes out. I used a pair of Citizens of Humanity Avedons I’ve had forever and love. They already have a slight acid wash to them so I figured adding a little distressing would only complete the look.
Scissors: To cut lines in the jeans – Fabric scissors may be helpful for straight lines, but regular ones should do.
Tweezers: To pull horizontal strands in jeans
Ruler: To measure 1 1/2 cm sections, and draw straight lines for cutting
Chalk or Marking Device: To make where you want distressing – Chalk is probably best so you can see it visibly on the jean and wipe it off easily
Step 1: Make sure you mark where you want the distressed areas to be while your wearing them! This way the holes will fall on your knee and/or where you want them
Step 2: Draw two horizontal parallel lines 1 1/2 cm apart (while the jeans are vertical). (This picture may be deceiving because the jeans are sideways so that you can read the ruler)
Step 5: You will most likely need at least two 1 1/2 cm sections to get the desired look. Make a section directly below your 1st section and repeat the same steps. Depending how distressed you want your jeans to look ou can create more of these sections above and below the original section.
Step 7: Washing your jeans will help fully fray the edges you have cut. Using the method above you will probably be able to wear the jeans without having to wash them first, but once you do it will complete the look. Air dry, air dry, air dry!
Thanks for reading!